They sacrifice everything for us and we treat them like animals…

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What is even more shocking is that it has come to the fore that the personnel were being brought from Uttar Pradesh only because they had not cast their votes.
The BJP government, which is facing a strong anti-incumbency, does not want even a single vote to be wasted, and 400 votes is a huge number.
If the personnel were to be brought, why not arrange a particular train? Why Kadamba buses, which are incapable of traveling to neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra? Don’t the BJP leaders or CM not have powers to arrange a train for 400 personnel.
How can one travel 2000 kilometers without toilet arrangements, breakfast, etc.?

 

SURAJ NANDREKAR
Editor, Goemkarponn

 

The Congress leaders demanded action against police officials involved in sending Indian Reserve Battalion personnel to Uttar Pradesh, which is almost 2000 KM away, by Kadamba bus without the facilities of serving breakfast and arrangement of toilets.
The issue isn’t significant because the Congressman has raised this but because the photos which went viral on social media explained the plight of 400-odd Indian Reserve Battalion personnel.
The only words that come to mind when we see the pictures are that they, too, are human beings and need to be treated with respect. The pictures depict the bankruptcy of Dr. Pramod Sawant’s government and the Election Commission of India, which deploys the security personnel in States for elections.
First of all, why is there a need to send security personnel from a State which is 2000 kilometers away? Why not get security or Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from other states like Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, etc.?
What is even more shocking is that it has come to the fore that the personnel were being brought from Uttar Pradesh only because they had not cast their votes.
The BJP government, which is facing a strong anti-incumbency, does not want even a single vote to be wasted, and 400 votes is a huge number.
If the personnel were to be brought, why not arrange a particular train? Why Kadamba buses, which are incapable of traveling to neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra? Don’t the BJP leaders or CM not have powers to arrange a train for 400 personnel.
How can one travel 2000 kilometers without toilet arrangements, breakfast, etc.?
This Postal Ballot saga has exposed inhuman treatment given to IRB staff by the BJP govt.
It is learnt that BJP govt had sent 900 IRB to UP, in which 400 had not exercised their postal ballots. Hence, to bring them to the State, more than 400 staff has been sent to relieve them from UP deployment. This is mismanagement by BJP. They could have sent election officers and other concerned people to UP and carried out the postal ballot exercise instead of sending 400 additional staff to relieve them.
This is not the first time the police or IRB personnel are being treated in such a way. During the BRICS summit, Adv Aires Rodrigues had moved the Goa Human Rights Commission after the security personnel complained about no food during duty.
Mr. Sawant, it is because of the police and security personnel like IRB we are safe in Goa and not politicians. Politicians are here to loot, and police are for security, but the politicians get the best of VIP treatment while our protectors are treated like animals.
Have we ever heard a politician traveling by bus – no. Even if they are going in their personal vehicle, they will take a bodyguard and submit every bill to the government for reimbursement.
So why mistreat the policemen, who work day and night. Even while we celebrate the festivals like Holi, Diwali, Ganesh, Christmas, Eid, New year, the police are always on duty. They have no family life.
After sacrificing everything for us, what we give them is inhuman treatment.

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